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LeSean McCoy breaks out in Eagles' win over Giants

LeSean McCoy rushed for a season-high 149 yards to lead to the Philadelphia Eagles to a dominant 27-0 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night. Our takeaways:

  1. McCoy recaptured vintage 2013 form, making sharp cuts and slipping tacklers in tight spaces while averaging roughly 7.0 yards per carry. By the start of the fourth quarter, McCoy had 144 yards from scrimmage compared to 136 for the entire Giants offense. There's nothing wrong with his game.
  1. Whatever fight was left in the Giants, down 20-0 in the third quarter, seemed to fade when Victor Cruz went down with a torn patellar tendon while attempting to catch a fourth-down touchdown pass. Cruz immediately realized that his season was over and broke down in tears on the golf cart to the locker room. With backup slot receiver Jerrel Jernigan also done for the season, Preston Parker is likely to take over in the slot, with Odell Beckham and Rueben Randle on the outside.
  1. Darren Sproles was forced from the game late in the third quarter with a knee injury of his own. Per sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, Sproles was unhappy with the results when the Eagles' staff tested the stability of his left knee. He walked to the locker room, never to return.
  1. Despite a pair of interceptions that extended his NFL turnover lead, Nick Folesclearly outplayed the opposing quarterback for the first time this season. He can thank his beleaguered offensive line for taking only one hit all night.
  1. Whereas the Eagles' blocking was significantly improved, the Giants' offensive line lost the battle in the trenches. Connor Barwin and Vinny Curry combined for five sacks, as right tackle Justin Pugh had a particularly rough evening. By the second half, Eli Manning's footwork was noticeably affected by the pressure.
  1. Riding a three-game winning streak with rookie Odell Beckham giving the offense a lift and Jason Pierre-Paul leading a frisky defense, the Giants entered the game with reason to believe they were rounding into the NFC East's best team. After the Cowboys' upset victory in Seattle and the Giants' blowout defeat in Philadelphia, they now have the look of an outfit that will hover around the .500 mark all season. The loss of Manning's favorite receiver could be a difference-maker.

We recap all the Week 6 action on a jaunty edition of the "Around the NFL Podcast." Find more Around The NFL content on NFL Now.

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